View of the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, in the United States, during the Vietnam War. Names of the war heroes in the hall. Nameplates of the war heroes of each historical conflict on the wall. Names of the soldiers and officers who served the best in the wars. Names under the nameplates reading: 'Interim Period (1866-1870)', 'Korean Campaign (1871)', 'Interim Period (1871-1898)'. Other nameplates read: 'War with Spain (1898)', 'Philippine insurrection (1899-1913)', 'China Relief Expedition-Boxer Rebellion (1900)'. Several other conflicts mentioned in the hall. Other nameplates read: 'World War I (1917-1918)', 'Haitian Campaign (1919-1920), 'Second Nicaraguan Campaign (1925)', 'Word War II (1941-1945) and 'Vietnam (1964-Present).
The Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon in the United States. Replicas of three medals in the hall. Nameplates of the war heroes of each historical conflict on the wall. Names of the soldiers and officers who served the best in the wars. Names under the nameplates reading: 'Civil War (1861-1865), 'Indian Campaign (1861-1898)'. Other nameplates read: 'Philippine Insurrection (1899-1913)', 'China Relief Expedition-Boxer Rebellion (1900)' and 'Vietnam (1964-Present)'.
North Vietnamese documentary propaganda film. North Vietnamese gun boats firing in a river. North Vietnamese antiaircraft guns firing. Wreckage of downed U.S. Navy airplane. Captured U.S. pilot under guard by armed North Vietnamese sailor. Viet Cong firing machine guns at American aircraft. A transport plane hit by gunfire and burning in flight. Armed American soldiers running from a crashed helicopter. American MPs in a jeep pass a cyclist on city street. President Lyndon Baines Johnson; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; U.S. Air Force General Curtis Lemay. Dean Rusk and Robert McNamara meeting with Vietnamese officials.Vietnamese man looking through periscopic binoculars. The North Vietnamese flag. Waterfront with factory on shore and Junks in the water. A manufacturing complex. Harvester in farm. Vietnamese school girls dancing in school yard. Vietnamese gun crew at an antiaircraft gun. Vietnamese Navy gun crew on deck of a gunboat. Vietcong preparing booby traps. Viet Cong escorting South Vietnamese prisoner. Vietnamese paratroops. Headlines of American newspapers saying U.S. officials urge raids against North Vietnam. Map showing U.S. attacks on Vietnam. Map highlights date 30th July 1964 and Tau Chien. U.S. aircraft carriers and task force underway at sea. Map highlights Hanoi and date 1st August 1964. Map highlights 2nd August 1964. Guns on ships fired by gun crew. Battleship underway at sea. Map highlights date 3rd August 1964. Map highlights Gulf of Tonkin and date 4th August 1964. Officials in a meeting. U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson speaks at mike. Men under a plane parked on airfield. U.S. carrier underway at sea. Map highlights date 5th August 1964. Aircraft takes off from carrier to attack North Vietnam. Vietcong fire on U.S. planes overhead. Machine guns fired. Men fire guns from North Vietnamese torpedo boat. Torpedo boats and American destroyers in fight.
Bodies of persons killed in Congo, when some 200 foreigners and thousands of Congolese were executed by rebel "Simbas" in Stanleyville and environs, in 1964. Evidence being gathered to facilitate prosecution of perpetrators. Major-general Joseph Mobutu, Congo Army chief of Staff, is seen confering with other Congo officials. Two possible perpetrators are seen. Rescued persons receiving food at a temporary camp. Persons accused of inhumane treatment of others on trial. Soldiers using force to capture troublemakers. Delegates seen at the Third Geneva Convention at the Palace of Nations in in 1949. Viet Cong prisoners being treated humanely, in accordance with the provisions of the 3rd Geneva Convention, during Vietnam war. Some seen switching allegiance to Republic of Vietnam.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 4, 1964, announcing that he is ordering U.S. military forces to respond to an incident involving hostile action by North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin. View of the U.S. Aircraft Carrier, USS Constellation (CV-64) underway in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam. Next, pilots are seen walking on flight deck of the carrier,USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-14). Behind them are A-3B Skywarriors of VAH-4 "Fourrunners," Det. B (tail code "ZB"). One displays BuNo 142255. Clear view, from another aircraft overhead, of a U.S. carrier-based Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft diving and firing a rocket at a target in North Vietnam and pulling out over hills afterwards. View of another rocket headed toward a target in hills, followed by fairly close views of an A-4 making another attack. U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert MacNamara, broadcasting that "We seek no wider war."
U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Everett Alvarez, Jr., in flight suit and helmet, being taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese. View of his military identification card. Lt Avarez being interrogated by North Vietnamese officers. Destruction by U.S. air strikes on North Vietnam. Wreckage of buildings. Remains of buildings. Lt Alvarez's clothing and survival gear, including his dog tags and keys. The retrieved wreckage of his A-4D aircraft is on display and being explained to North Vietnamese in a public gathering.